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Old 07-18-2003, 05:17 AM   #1
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Kodak Digital Cameras with Easyshare Dock


I cannot seem to mount or access this device in anyway, whether connected via the dock or directly (USB Device).

It's the CX4230. The Camera access app doesn't list it, though the website for this app says it should, and I can't mount it to a /mnt/camera dir by using mount /dev/sda1 or 2 or b1 etc... just tells me that it is not a 'block device' (I think thats what it said - am at work at the mo - soz).

Any help/redirection/links... gratefully received.

Kaine.


 
Old 07-18-2003, 10:31 AM   #2
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I don't know much about Kodak - but this site may help you get some ideas or methods that work with similar devices:

http://www.qbik.ch/usb/devices/searc...?pattern=kodak


did you try mounting as root? or use the -t flag to mount (vfat, etc.)?
 
Old 07-19-2003, 01:42 AM   #3
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Thanks Genesse...

...but I had happened across that site before. I think my search has been pretty exhaustive, without success.

Also, will only let me mount as root anyways, and yes I had used -t.
 
Old 07-19-2003, 10:56 AM   #4
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Please keep in mind, I am far from a Linux expert, but since I have gotten help from this site, I am open to trying to help others.

I am not farmiliar with the model of camera you have, but my camera was not on the list of camera supported (the list came close, but I could not get it (usb connection).

What I did was really simple. I bought a Sandisk card reader that was by nature compatible with linux. so when I want to get the pics from the camera, I just remove the compact memory card, put it in the card reader and the access "sda1".

I know it didn't solve the problem in the strictest sence, but it works and all is well.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 06:28 AM   #5
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Sounds kinda useful TW, think I may resort to doing that, cos I have tried for rather longer than I consider necessary to get this thing going.

(I'm sure you'll be familiar - many boxes yet to tick, and growing tired of this one.)

What kinda money you gotta spend for something like that?
 
Old 07-20-2003, 06:47 AM   #6
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I use GTKam/GPhoto2 with my Kodak plugged in via the usb cable it came with, coz I didnt want to buy the Dock too. Works flawlessly
 
Old 07-20-2003, 11:38 AM   #7
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kaine,

the card reader sells for about $30. The trouble was finding it in stock somewhere. I happen to get lucky - I was doing work for someone and they had the exact model I was looking for, unopened in storage. I told them I would deduct $25 from my fee and take it in trade - luckily they said OK.

I can tell you if you have a 'compact flash' memory card, the SanDisk SDDR-31 works well - no configuration needed (at least on my system - suse 8.2). It detected it and added in icon on the desktop. SUPER EASY.

good luck!
 
Old 07-20-2003, 05:32 PM   #8
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I am using kodak Dx4330 with the dock and GTCAm when you detect the camera with GTCam you have to press the transfer button on the dock while detection is in progress.I only had to do this once now i can access camera anytime without pressing the button

hope this helps E
 
Old 07-20-2003, 05:51 PM   #9
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erik, same cam here actually. I think you could have just picked to add the device via the menues. I did and it worked fine. KDE also puts a nice icon on the desktop to browse the contents too.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 01:22 AM   #10
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Okies, well, it seems to detect it now but as a generic

USB PTP Class Camera

but when I press OK, or Apply is just says, 'Could not initialise camera'.

Any thoughts?
 
Old 07-21-2003, 01:50 PM   #11
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Is it plugged in and turned on?
 
Old 07-21-2003, 02:25 PM   #12
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Ye-eeess. I did check that bit

 
Old 07-21-2003, 02:47 PM   #13
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GTKam 0.1.10 has Kodak CX4230 as an option, does your version not have it? Try updating GTKam
 
Old 07-21-2003, 02:58 PM   #14
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Ace, okies, thanx heaps Proud.

I seems my version is 0.1.07 - There are two files types offered on this page

http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...?group_id=8874

and up until now, I have only used RPMs, so I am unsure what these two files are, and how one should handle them...

Dya think you could walk me thru that?
 
Old 07-21-2003, 03:05 PM   #15
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Both types there (bz2 and .tar.gz) are compressed source packs, which would require the usual ./configure, make, make install routine to compile and install them.

As RedHat is an RPM/package based distro, it's strongly advised you dont mix packages and source installs, so use sites like rpmfind.net to find the latest packaged versions.

Always check the rpm vendor is reliable, usually the distro maker will package new releases and put them online. Usually they offer their own updater program to fetch them too. I think RedHat's is Up2date.

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